Lynnette AstaireLifestyle Expert, LiveLynnette.com
Weâ€™re kicking off the first issue of the year with a whole lot of juicing and some beauty to boot! And our Spotlight feature has them both in spades. We enlisted the help of the beautiful lifestyle expertâ€”and former Chicagoanâ€”Lynnette Astaire to share insights on gut wellness and clean eating. From her home base in Mexico, Lynnette recently launched Live Lynnette, a website all about healthy living, tasty juices and nutrient-packed recipes. We love Lynnetteâ€™s laid back and extremely approachable philosophies on increasing well being through a clean gut and nutrition. Ringing in the new year marks the perfect time to usher in some serious lifestyle upgrades. With recipes like her banana butterscotch smoothie, weâ€™re bowing down to Lynnette for making it a whole lot easier for us to digest healthy eats. Follow along to learn Lynnetteâ€™s beauty favorites, simple tips to start your year off right and how to stick with it.
BEAUTY MUST-HAVES>>Â scent: PREMIER FIGUIER byÂ L’ARTISAN PARFUMEUR PARIS // nails: AMERICAN APPAREL in COTTON // eyes: NARS BLACK MOON EYELINER // lips: LYNNETTE’S MIX OF SHEA, JOJOBA, BEESWAX, HEMP + COCOA BUTTERS // skin: LYNETTE’S MIX OF EXTRA VIRGIN UNREFINED COCONUT OIL + LEMONGRASS OIL // hair: JAMAICAN BLACK CASTOR OIL // must-have: TWEEZERMAN MINI SLANT
Your morning routineâ€”go!
I write 3 â€œmorning pages.â€ Drink water with apple cider vinegar. A quick rinse in the shower or a dip in the ocean. A clay mask while I water the plants, a juice at 10AM then I chain myself to a desk for a couple of hours making things like this produce storage guide.Â
Favorite juice recipe youâ€™ve created?
It changes but right now itâ€™s the Banana Butterscotch. Besides Maca powder being great for energy, it gives everything this warm and creamy flavor.Â
And the worst?
Itâ€™s pretty hard for anyone to make a bad juice but Iâ€™m totally tired of my Italiano mix. V8 veggie-type juices arenâ€™t my go to, I need sweet!
Sexiest fruit? Dish.
â€œHe had me at helloâ€¦and the bowl of cherries he had in his hand.â€
We love your â€œgut wellnessâ€ philosophy. Do you have any guilty pleasures or vices that still make their way into your diet? Be Honest!
Yes, of course! My philosophy isnâ€™t based on some kind of personal dietary perfection. Iâ€™m a â€œregularâ€ girl who grew up in a â€œregularâ€ American household so things like pasta, bread and whatever else occasionally sneak into the mix.
So your food philosophy would be:
Avoid processed foods, eat foods in their natural state and raw when possibleâ€”and donâ€™t forget to feed your soul.
Everyone who has decided to go vegan, go vegetarian or go raw has some trouble staying on the pathâ€”whatâ€™s your advice to those just starting out?
First of all I wouldnâ€™t get caught up in defining yourself: Iâ€™ve met plenty of vegetarians that think eating processed â€œhealth foodâ€ is all good and itâ€™s really not. Secondly itâ€™s all about the flavor! Your herb and seasoning game mustÂ be on point otherwise youâ€™ll get bored.
5 simple tips to start someoneâ€™s year off right. GO!
Get a new datebook. Rearrange some things in your spaceÂ for new energy. Buy (or grow) a plant for new energy. Write yourself a 4 page letter about some experiences you wish to have this year and then seal it till next year. Remember that time is an illusion!
We admit it: we have a crush on you. Your favorite moment thus far?
The flying pineapple while Iâ€™m trying to speak German clipâ€”crazy stuff like that happening is perfect because I really donâ€™t mind sending myself up a bit.Â
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